Ohio is known for its love for dogs, with over 100 dog parks around the state and 100s of acres of dog-friendly parks. So it's no wonder Austinburg follows in its state's footsteps, providing a pleasant dog-friendly atmosphere, access to a veterinarian, and numerous outdoor parks.
The Austinburg Township Park is the best place for dog-lovers to head with their pooches for some great exercise room and socialization. This large park provides plenty of room for dogs and humans, and offers separate areas for leashed and unleashed dogs. The unleashed area is not fenced-in, but allows Fido to run freely, or hike the trails without any restraints. Outside this area, dogs must remain on a leash, but have access to clean-up stations, water fountains, benches, trash bins, and nighttime lights.
The Western Reserve Greenway is another popular destinations for dog-walkers in the town, with over 43 miles of paved walkway. The trail extends south and north outside of town and even travels as far as the coast of Lake Erie. There are benches and water fountains along the trail and humans must keep their pooches on a leash at all times.
From trails to parks, its no wonder so many people and dogs love the small town of Austinburg.
The Geneva Dog Park is a great place to go for dog-lovers of Austinburg, located in the small town of Geneva just 7 miles northwest. The park is on the smaller side, but includes a fenced-in area for dogs to run around freely off-leash, with a double-gated entrance, fire hydrants, and an all-grass terrain. Humans will even enjoy additional features like the clean-up station, benches, and trash bins. Although, for those looking for an inner-city option, visitors will enjoy the Kiwanis Park. The park is 15 acres of open space with a single baseball diamond, benches, trash bins, and water fountains for humans and leashed pups.
Ashtabula is a larger town right on the coast of Lake Erie that provides Austinburg residents with plenty of dog-friendly parks in the neighborhood of East Ashtabula, just 11 miles northeast. The coastal park of Ashtabula Township Park is always a favorite among visitors, thanks to the beautiful lake views and paved trails winding through the neighborhood. Leashed dogs are welcome in the park, and have access to water fountains, benches, and clean-up stations. The Massucci Field is another dog-friendly place to take Fido, with lots of open areas for running around and exercising as long as all dogs remain on a leash. Be sure tobring your own water and clean up bags to the field.